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Updated Jun 18, 2014

The recent Nebraska Legislative Session included the passage of LB 907, a bill that takes effect in July 2014. LB 907 prescribes when a public employer may review and access the criminal history background of an applicant. The criminal history background of an applicant now may only be reviewed once you have determined that an applicant meets minimum employment qualifications.

Updated Jun 10, 2013

The University of Nebraska has limited the accrual of vacation leave, based on a cap of 280 hours, since 2007. As the system currently records vacation accrual, if your vacation balance is less than 280 hours you receive a full month’s vacation accrual; typically 16 hours for many employees. This allowed those with balances less than 280 hours to earn a full accrual and actually reach a leave balance greater than the 280 hours allowed by University policy.

Updated Feb 12, 2016

Effective October 1, 2009, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will conduct employment verification on all new hires through E-Verify in compliance with Nebraska state law LB 403. E-Verify is an Internet-based system operated by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in partnership with the Social Security Administration. E-Verify is used by employers to verify employment eligibility of new hires.

Is E-Verify required?

Effective October 1, 2009, E-Verification is required for all new hires at UNL.